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Arnold Palmer's off-the-course legacy

Arnold Palmer was a legendary golfer, but he also left behind a legacy as a product endorser that few have matched. Read entire article
26 Sep 2016 | 7:52 am PDT

Advertising Week: How has it changed? And who is it good for?

Once meant to raise the industry's profile to the general public, Advertising Week has become a sprawling echo chamber accused of insularity and pay-for-play. What keeps100,000 people going? Read entire article
26 Sep 2016 | 7:03 am PDT

Agency execs: Facebook must adopt third-party verification

Facebook's misreporting of video view stats highlights the dangers of letting platforms mark their own homework, say critics. Read entire article
26 Sep 2016 | 6:47 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 9.26.2016

What to watch for in the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Read entire article
26 Sep 2016 | 3:22 am PDT

Burson-Marsteller names Mike Fernandez global corporate, finance chair

The veteran of ConAgra, Cigna, and State Farm most recently led communications at Cargill. Read entire article
24 Sep 2016 | 5:36 pm PDT

Agency founder, NBC Universal veteran Jim Dowd dies at 42

Dowd passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning. Read entire article
23 Sep 2016 | 10:21 am PDT

The truth still matters, just ask Ryan Lochte

The bizarre fiasco at the Rio Olympics resulted in major losses for the star athlete while highlighting the importance of ethics and honesty required from all parties - including public relations. Read entire article
23 Sep 2016 | 7:34 am PDT

Pine-Sol targets YouTube users with 19 category-specific pre-roll spots

In bid to expand perception, the brand and agency Critical Mass make clever use of Google data. Read entire article
23 Sep 2016 | 6:54 am PDT

'No brand will be disappearing': Arthur Sadoun on Publicis Communications

Arthur Sadoun, the chief executive of Publicis Communications, has rejected suggestions that he may reduce the number of brands within the creative agency collective. Read entire article
23 Sep 2016 | 6:44 am PDT

Ford alum Scott Monty launches consultancy Brain+Trust Partners

The consultancy, led by Monty as CEO, is focusing on counseling executives in Fortune 500 or 1,000 companies Read entire article
23 Sep 2016 | 6:28 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing: The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 9.23.2016

PR pros think Yahoo's hack disclosure was weird at best and irresponsible at worst. Read entire article
23 Sep 2016 | 4:01 am PDT

Facebook hires Unity for UK launch of VR headset Oculus Rift

Facebook has appointed Unity to handle PR for the UK launch of its virtual reality headset Oculus Rift, with the account understood to be worth around £500,000 a year, PRWeek has learned. Read entire article
23 Sep 2016 | 1:42 am PDT

Yahoo 'irresponsible' over data disclosure, says PR - or can it win public sympathy?

Yahoo's disclosure of a major 2014 attack by hackers looks at best odd and at worst "incredibly irresponsible" in the way it has been communicated, according to tech PR experts. Read entire article
23 Sep 2016 | 1:01 am PDT

REI's Alex Thompson: Embrace activism only for right reasons

The retailer's VP of public affairs warned that executives shouldn't rush to embrace an activist mindset. Read entire article
22 Sep 2016 | 12:03 pm PDT

Kind Snacks' Joe Cohen joins Axis Capital as comms chief; company adds CMO

The insurance company has also brought on Michiko Kurahashi as CMO. Read entire article
22 Sep 2016 | 10:32 am PDT

Guirguis to PR pros: Get over yourselves and show your value

PR pros should stop bellyaching about redefining themselves and fighting turf wars with rival agencies, MSLGroup's U.S. CEO said at the Critical Issues Forum. Instead, they should prove their value to clients. Read entire article
22 Sep 2016 | 9:31 am PDT

Hillary Clinton looks for millennial voters 'Between Two Ferns'

Following President Barack Obama's lead, the Democratic nominee chatted with Zach Galifianakis in an interview that went live on Thursday morning. Read entire article
22 Sep 2016 | 8:57 am PDT

DeVries ups Jessica O'Callaghan to North American managing director

It is a new role at the Interpublic Group agency. Read entire article
22 Sep 2016 | 7:52 am PDT

Joss Whedon directs anti-Trump ad starring Hollywood stars

Director Joss Whedon has gathered together the stars of his Marvel superhero films, along with other well-known faces, to implore U.S. voters to stop Donald Trump from becoming president. Read entire article
22 Sep 2016 | 7:27 am PDT

Unilever consolidates local and global marketing units

Global and local marketers for the consumer goods giant will report to directors in charge of brands, rather than regions. Read entire article
22 Sep 2016 | 7:20 am PDT

Phoenix is a hot business climate for comms pros

The PR world in Phoenix comprises mostly small agencies and local client work. Some larger national agencies have offices there as well, including Allison+Partners and Havas PR.
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12 Jul 2016 | 12:30 pm PDT

In Wellington, New Zealand, success arises through partnering

"The economy is pretty strong, especially the creative, digital, and education sectors"
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12 Jul 2016 | 11:37 am PDT

For PR pros, Greensboro, North Carolina has 'the right amenities,' sans urban hassle

Monty Hagler, RLF Communications' CEO and founder, chose the North Carolina city as his agency base because of the quality of life.
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13 Jun 2016 | 10:44 am PDT

Doha and Qatar: what PR pros need to know about their rapidly growing economies

Fatima Sultan Al Kuwari, senior director of brand and corporate responsibility, Ooredoo Group
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7 Jun 2016 | 11:22 am PDT

Zurich's internationally minded economy creates opportunity for PR industry

A look at the Swiss city's PR landscape with Wolfgang Weber-Thedy, managing partner, Weber-Thedy, which represents Ogilvy PR.
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6 May 2016 | 6:08 am PDT

Eric Mower + Associates' Sean Casey touts Albany's rich history, progressive thinking

Albany is part of a larger, bustling metro area that overlaps with four counties and three major cities, each with its own identity.
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3 May 2016 | 12:40 pm PDT

No time to siesta for Barcelona's PR professionals

Ben Miller, director of global comms at sports and entertainment firm Actyvos Group, discusses agency life in the seaside city.
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16 Mar 2016 | 12:37 pm PDT

An energized Cleveland preps for 2016 Republican convention, global spotlight

Brian Grace, director of communications at Progressive Insurance, runs down how the lakeside city is gearing up for big events like the 2016 Republican National Convention.
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18 Feb 2016 | 10:04 am PST

Spotlight: Guangzhou

Emily Situ, general manager of RF Thunder in Guangzhou and Hong Kong, discusses PR in the booming South China market building momentum as a tech hub
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27 Jan 2016 | 8:30 am PST

Santa Barbara's PR climate: highly desirable, low on entry-level opportunities

A sophisticated California lifestyle without LA's traffic or huge crowds has many young comms pros psyched to work in the beachside city, says Davies CEO.
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25 Jan 2016 | 9:13 am PST

In Brooklyn, PR agencies battle for talent under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass

Your guide to the rapidly evolving PR scene in Brooklyn's "Tech Triangle."
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19 Jan 2016 | 12:18 pm PST

It can be hard to find - and keep - PR pros in LA, says Lagrant CEO Kim Hunter

The president and CEO of Lagrant Communications says that, sunshine aside, it can be difficult to find elite PR professionals in the City of Angels
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22 Dec 2015 | 11:59 am PST

Regional spotlight: Des Moines' niche markets, from PR to politics

Chris Diebel, MD at LPCA Public Strategies, details how the caucus process and urban investment make the city a hot destination for PR pros
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23 Nov 2015 | 8:37 am PST

Global spotlight: The marketing mindset of Manchester

Alison Last, corporate comms manager at Kellogg's, says in-house and agency opportunities abound for PR pros in the city's vibrant economy
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19 Nov 2015 | 10:48 am PST

Regional spotlight: Richmond's tight-knit PR community and intense talent wars

Jill Vaughan, comms director at Virginia Lottery, discusses how Richmond's helpful spirit benefits newcomers to the city's PR scene
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27 Oct 2015 | 12:21 pm PDT

Global spotlight: How social media drives Tokyo's PR business scene

Kyoko Fujii Takagi, corporate comms division supervisor at Dentsu PR, details how the evolution of social media has impacted the city's comms landscape
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27 Oct 2015 | 7:56 am PDT

Global spotlight: The new media landscape of New Delhi

Kapil Rampal, founder and CEO of Creative Crest, says hard work in a welcoming environment brings success in the city's comms space
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29 Sep 2015 | 12:32 pm PDT

Regional spotlight: Tech-savvy transit hub Newark is perfect fit, says Audible

Matthew Thornton, VP of comms at Audible, discusses how an influx of creative brands and a tech-related approach have revitalized the city
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29 Sep 2015 | 7:27 am PDT

Jamaica offers year-round promotional opportunities, from tourism to PR

Sandra Scott, deputy director of tourism and marketing at the Jamaica Tourist Board, explains the island's ins and outs.
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25 Aug 2015 | 12:03 pm PDT

Regional spotlight: How Hoosier hospitality fought Indiana's anti-LGBT law

Debra DeCourcy, VP of corporate comms for Angie's List, details why Indianapolis businesses oppose the Religious Freedom Restoration Act
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24 Aug 2015 | 11:29 am PDT
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